My Someday in May

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Picture Clipboard



Every year when my family goes camping, my dad brings a big bag of wood scraps to burn.  I'll admit that I went through the bag when no one was looking and saved a piece of wood or two from a fiery death.  I finally got around to turning this simple scrap of wood into a project.  My board is 7 1/2 x 10 1/2" which I thought was the perfect size for a 5x7 card or picture.  



First I stained it.  I was excited to do this project because I had never stained wood before. It made me nervous at first and I even had my hubby watch to make sure I was doing it right.   Now that I know how easy it is, I can't wait to do it again! I used Rust-Oleum American walnut and did three coats. You won't need to do so many coats if you start with a darker stain but I was working with what I had and I just kept applying coats until I was happy. Once the stain was dry I got out some black paint and a paper towel and just dabbed the paint along the edges and the sides to give it a little bit of character.



I got a couple of blank stares when I asked employees where I could find bulldog clips but finally found some at Walmart with the office supplies.  My plan was to get regular bulldog clips and screw them to the board but I found these bulldog clips with magnets and super glued it to the board instead.  That's right, no drilling skills required (which in my case is a good thing!)  


 


That's it! I love that it's so easy to change the picture!  Sometimes picture frames are easy to get undone and change out but I have a few that I have to pry open with my fingernails.  This little clipboard literally takes seconds to update.  I'm already thinking of new prints or pictures I can clip onto it.  Happy crafting!




  




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10 comments:

  1. When I was visiting my uncle at his log cabin, I totally dug through his burn pile. ha ha. This is really cute. The picture is really cute as well.

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    1. Thank you! I love when projects are free! ;)

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  2. Yay! I can comment! And I'm following. I hope I didn't sound negative...I really wanted you to get the comments you deserve (and followers!). I pinned this, I totally love how unique it is. We have tons of scrap wood from various projects (not so many done by ourselves, though!!),so I think I can fiddle with something like this.

    Thanks for following me back! :)

    Jane x

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    1. Hooray it worked! Thank you again for letting me know! I had no idea I was having technical difficulties. Thank you!

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  3. Love the reuse of small scraps of wood. This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing on Something To Talk About!

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    1. Thank you and thanks for the Link Party!

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  4. Emmie…Love this project! Such a great re-use of wood and it is now a very adorable picture clipboard! We so appreciate you linking up with us at Something To Talk About…hope to see you again next Monday!

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    1. Thank you! Thanks for the Link Party! I'll be back for sure! :)

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  5. This is so dang cute! I'd love to have you come and link up with us at our new link party, The Creative Circle http://blueistyle.blogspot.com/2015/02/TheCreativeCircleWeek3.html

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